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  • Spicy Turkey Recipe

    Spicy Turkey Recipe
    It’s holiday time! This is the perfect time to make a delicious, moist, spiced Christmas turkey or two. Grab your pan, because it’s time to try an Eh-Co Spicy Christmas Turkey recipe using our AMAZING kekem spice rub!
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  • We Were In the PRESS🎉🎉❗

    We Were In the PRESS🎉🎉❗
    We all know a bottle of chilli oil, hot sauce or pack of Kekem spice rub is something we won't be caught without. It wasn't enough that we know it! Now the world knows it. Chilli eating is the bomb. We chatted with Daily Mail Online to share our love for chillies and the joys of eating it.
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  • There's more to spice than meets the eye!

    Benefits of Eating Chilli

    Women's Health, Independent & British Heart Foundation are lauding the benefits of eating chilli peppers. They can't all be wrong, can they?

    When it comes to chilli peppers or spicy food, there are a number of camps at play. There are those who want the heat slow like they're simmering by the fire on a Sunday afternoon, or those who want a healthy helping of character building spiciness and then there are the chilli freaks who want it so hot, they might need to drench their entire body in a cold bath afterwards.

    Which ever way, you take it or don't take it, there's no denying the fact that, gone are the days when Nando's was as hot as we thought it could get or the fact that UK palates are getting increasingly adventurous. Proof of this is in the rising demand for international cuisines including authentic dishes from around the world, a trend which is set to boost the global hot sauce market to an estimated $5.8bn by 2025! That's just 4 years away. One would be wise to catch up with that trend.

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    Aside from the obvious advantages of new ways to delight the customer and benefits to the bottom line, there are other previously unrecognised health benefits of eating spicy foods, specifically chilli peppers which would be worth while for retailers and consumers to know. Giant publications like Women's Health and Independent would not throw their weight behind just any claim, so it was with great delight that we read both articles sharing the good news we'd known for years. This is by no means an exhaustive list of benefits and is compiled with the knowledge that there are some for whom spicy foods will not work for gastro, preference or other reasons.

    1. Boosts Metabolism: Capsaicin, the active compound in chili peppers can help boost metabolism as part of a healthy diet. For those with lower spice tolerance levels, this compound is also found in turmeric and cumin. The spiciness causes one to drink more water which will in turn help ease constipation and get things moving.
    2. May Fight Inflammatory Disease: We know inflammation is at the root of a number of serious illnesses. Capsaicin has considerable anti-inflammatory properties which could help in combating inflammatory diseases such as cancer, sinusitis etc.
    3. May Bring Spice To Your Libido: A recent study from the Physiology and Behaviour journal confirms that eating spicy leads to higher levels of testosterone, testosterone being the hormone tied to libido. So, if you are looking for someone who can keep up or just asking for a friend😉, here's an idea for you. This one made me chuckle actually...the number of times fans of our chilli oils have fessed up to this🥰
    4. Helps Fight Fungal Infections, Colds etc: While keeping your levels of Vitamin C up is one sure way of warding off the flu, chilli peppers are known to contain antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that protect against bacteria in the body.
    5. Supports Cardiovascular Health: Now this is a significant one. According to the British Heart Foundation, people who eat chilli up to 4 times per week were 44 per cent less likely to die from coronary heart disease and 61 per cent less likely to die of a stroke.
    6. May Boost Your Mood: In response to the burning sensation brought on by Capsaicin,  the brain releases endorphins and dopamine via the the neurotransmitter, serotonin. Combined, these chemicals create euphoria similar to "runner's high" which helps boost mood and alleviate depression.

    Whilst UK producers are catching up in this rapidly growing market sector, there is ample room for more collaboration between chilli product brands and retail outlets. More to that, there are so many taste, product form and heat range preferences to cater to in order to keep the heat seeking customers suitably spiced up. Shelf space is at an all time premium, that's a given, coupled with the combination of health considerations and issues of choice at play, merchandisers / ambient food buyers have a bit of a job on their hands choosing products which fit the relevant bills.

    Customers are now more savvy than ever, therefore any product they choose to grant access to their bodies will need to tick a few key boxes. A brand such as Etinde House Company (Eh-Co) utilise only the best of premium ingredients to produce natural, delicious, vegan friendly and low calorie chilli products. Started in 2018 from a 20-yr old family recipe in honour of my late dad, a portion of each purchase goes to empower small-scale farmers to attain secure and sustainable livelihoods and raise prostate cancer awareness amongst men in disadvantaged parts of Cameroon.

    Eh-Co has a range of chilli products available; chilli oil (our flagship) comes in three sizes & three flavours. We also have four hot sauce flavours, three chilli paste flavours, spice rubs and six coconut snack flavours, one of which is savoury chilli. With ingredients like extra virgin, cold pressed Rapeseed oil, great taste without any additives, artificial flavouring or preservatives, you can tell there's something for the requirements and values of plenty seekers of spice.

    As our customers will happily tell you, not one of our products is just a pretty face either. We poured our heart and soul not just into product packaging, but also into a flavour range which will speak of our heritage & the soulfulness of Cameroonian cuisine. So, if you are looking for ways bring growth to your bottom line by delighting shoppers in new ways, why not consider talking to us, a challenger brand that is sure to tick the boxes for so many of your customers.

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  • Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce

    Pasta, Tomato Sauce and Eh-Co chilli oil

    Here’s a quick, easy and delicious pasta dish that we think you should all try! It’s vegan and dairy free and can be made gluten free by switching out the pasta for a gluten free alternative. For those foodies with a taste for spicy food, a drizzle of Habanero Chilli oil will take it up just the right number of notches.


    Serves 2 - 4 (depending on whether you’re having it on its own or as part of a meal)

    Ingredients:

    • ½ tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon Eh-Co Habanero Chilli Oil
    • 1 white onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 800g Italian diced tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
    • ½ teaspoon caster sugar
    • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
    • 400g penne rigate pasta

    Method:

    1. Heat oil over medium heat.
    2. Add onion and fry. Add garlic. Allow to cook for a minute.
    3. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato puree. Allow to simmer for 6 - 7 minutes.
    4. Stir in the parsley, chilli oil and sugar. Season to taste using the salt and pepper.
    5. In a separate pan, cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
    6. Drain the water from the pasta and return it to the pan.
    7. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to combine
    8. Serve immediately, drizzling extra chilli oil if required.

    This is a dish where you can add extra ingredients you have such as olives, sweetcorn, peppers and a protein such as Quorn chunks if you’re vegetarian / vegan or chicken. There’s so many ways you can experiment and adapt this simple, yet delicious meal!

    If you make this recipe, please tag us on social media so we can see!

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  • Spicy Vegan Scrambled Eggs

    Spicy Vegan Scrambled Eggs

    Here’s a vegan breakfast idea for you! Are you a lover of tofu? If the answer is yes, then this is a recipe for you. In this recipe we will show you how to make a vegan scrambled egg using tofu as the vegan substitute for eggs. If you like your food hot and spice, adding in a drizzle of a Basil Infused Habanero Chilli Oil will start your day off the right way. Scrambled eggs aren’t just for breakfast though. You can enjoy this quick and easy recipe any time of the day!

    Scrambled Tofu with Eh-Co Chilli Oil

     

    Ingredients:

    • White onion
    • Garlic 
    • Extra-firm tofu (scrambled)
    • Nutritional yeast
    • Lemon
    • Salt
    • 1 teaspoon Eh-Co Habanero Chilli Oil

    Method:

    1. Chop tofu, onion and garlic
    2. Heat non-stick pan and add onion and garlic
    3. Cook for 5 minutes
    4. After 5 minutes, add the scrambled tofu, chilli oil and nutritional yeast
    5. Cook for 5-10 minutes
    6. Season with lemon and salt
    7. Serve immediately

     

    If you make any of our recipes, take a photo and tag us on our social media. We would love to see them!

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  • It's Always BBQ🍖 Time with Spice Rubs😋

    It's Always BBQ🍖 Time with Spice Rubs😋
    It may be winter but that never stopped anyone enjoying some grilled protein. To be fair, few can say no to a perfect grill or barbecue whatever the weather.  So, have a BBQ in your kitchen or the edge of your back garden this weekend😃.
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